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Sun Gazette Slams Arlnow Readers
  • John Fontain January 7, 2013 - 9:53 am #62641 Reply

    The Arlington Sun Gazette has taken it upon itself to slam Arlnow readers in their latest editorial page.  In commenting on the superiority of their readers and commenters, the Sun Gazette said:

    “THUMBS UP: To all those who took the time to write letters to the editor in 2012.  The quality of commentary we receive from readers is a welcome contrast from the embarrassing ramblings and rantings of those who post - usually anonymously - on some news-oriented Web sites in the local area and nationally.  Space limitations mean we can't publish all letters here in the paper, but we have a much wider selection at http://www.sungazette.net (click on "Arlington Opinions"). ”

    This is clearly a shot at Arlnow readers.  What’s funny to me is the lack of logic that the Sun Gazette employs in making this comparison.  They are comparing the curated and edited letters they publish from among all of those they receive to all of the non-curated and non-edited posts on Arlnow.  While I’ll agree that we’ve got our share of screwball posts here at Arlnow, we’ve also got many insightful posters who post logical, insightful comments.  Anyway, sounds like someone is a bit sour over the lack of traffic at their website as compared to here at Arlnow.  But slamming those you wish to woo is no way to attract a crowd.

    Michael H. January 7, 2013 - 10:35 am #62651 Reply

    I have to agree that many of the ARLnow comments are tedious, juvenile, repetitive and just plain obnoxious. But the Sun Gazette? Do that many people read it?

    Swag January 7, 2013 - 11:18 am #62654 Reply

    This is clearly a shot at Arlnow readers.

    No, it’s not.

    Major Pup McPuppo Jr. January 7, 2013 - 1:30 pm #62678 Reply

    lol wat is the sun gazette lol

    1RLI January 7, 2013 - 1:47 pm #62680 Reply

    I have to agree with Swag.   This does not appear to me to be a clear shot at ArlNow reader.

    thebrickwall22 January 7, 2013 - 4:11 pm #62699 Reply

    When I read that I thought it was a shot at the ArlNow commenters.

    I also agree that comments here are frequently tedious, juvenile, etc., but I find it entertaining.  Stereotypical internet ranting/arguing.  But there are also very interesting opinions and comments, and occasionally some healthy debate, albeit usually masked in racism and stereotypes.  Kidding…kind of.

    speonjosh January 7, 2013 - 4:59 pm #62704 Reply

    I think:

    A) The Sun Gazette is only relavent to certain portions of the county, like perhaps 22207.

    B) Complaining about the Sun Gazette is so 1999.

    Glebe Roader January 8, 2013 - 8:31 am #62723 Reply

    It may be a shot at arlnow POSTERS, but not all their READERS.

    MissKittenCat January 8, 2013 - 11:12 am #62750 Reply

    The Sun Gazette is soo 2011.

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